September 2022 Awareness Night Dr. Eric Marsden, Bsc ND Centre For Excellence in Integrative Medicine CLICK ON THE ARROW TO START THE VIDEO The Complete Presentation time is 1:46:48 Disclaimer: The contents of this video is solely for the purposes of education and information and does not constitute personal diagnostic advice or personal medical advice.
A recent large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting cancer in the first place in the trial. Read the article here.
Several recent short-term intervention studies failed to show vitamin E supplementation was protective against the development of various cancers, most notably lung and prostate cancer. In fact, in the SELECT study, individuals taking vitamin E supplements showed a 17 percent higher incidence of prostate cancer. A review of the literature suggests while the recent research on vitamin E may be conflicting, evidence supporting the anti-cancer properties of a specific form of vitamin E known as vitamin E succinate (alpha-tocopheryl succinate) is promising. Read the article.
Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that localized cancer will spread; or the risk that prostate cancer patients will die from their disease, researchers found. “We suspected that these pills were junk. Our study confirmed our suspicion,” said study lead author Dr. Nicholas Zaorsky, resident physician in radiation oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Read the article.